A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
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 Dr. Jeremy Stone (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Angela Noyce (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Colonel James C. Ferrus (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Major Bill Keane MD (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Lance Stone (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Jack Nash (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Tsi Chou (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Charles 'Chuck' Beeter (4 episodes, 2008)
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 President William J. Scott (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Edward 'Ed' Dewitt (4 episodes, 2008)
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 General George W. Mancheck (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Roach (4 episodes, 2008)
Roman Podhora ...
 General Blair (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Charlene Barton (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Lisa Stone (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pat Terrence (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Sarah Scott (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Joanne Scott (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Charles Henderson (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Annie Dillon (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Sherriff Martin Willis (3 episodes, 2008)
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 General Michaelson (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Sam Barton (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Lt. Amy Deacon (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Smithson (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Leila (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Blonde Man / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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In "The Andromeda Strain," a U.S. military satellite crashes in a small town and unleashes a deadly plague killing all but two survivors. As the military quarantines the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure to the pathogen code-named "Andromeda," and a reporter investigates a government conspiracy only to discover what he is chasing wants him silenced. Written by Official Site

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It's A Bad Day To Be Human.

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La amenaza de Andrómeda  »

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Originally aired as a two-part miniseries, but has also been edited into 4 different parts intended for airing as hour long episodes with commercials. See more »

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Dr. Angela Noyce reports that what connects the three survivors is acidosis. Dr. Jeremy Stone says, "So, you're saying they survived Andromeda because they had the same level of stomach acid? That's brilliant." What's not brilliant is that acidosis has nothing to do with stomach acid. Acidosis is the acidity level of the blood. See more »

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Jeff Megan: [to Suzie] That's a lion out there. And a triangle.
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Did they miss any Sci Fi clichés?
28 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This starts off well, and if you're hoping for Crichton's complex/tense gem of a novel you'll soon be disappointed. They throw every sci fi cliché into this one. The evil govt. conspiracy (to get the master weapon); the plucky reporter; a nuke; a master monster; plenty of sci fi babble; and in the end a 10-9-8 countdown-will our hero be able to save himself and his team-followed by a "it's not over yet" fade out. Just when you think they've run out of clichés they pull another one out and throw it at you.

Ridley Scott you should be ashamed of yourself!This blots your copy book big time! LUDICROUS!!!! For teens only; they'll think it's cool!


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